Hutchinson was recently presented with the highly coveted Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) “Excellence in
Construction” 2017- NJ Project of the Year award for work on the Edison Retail
Solutions Project. The award was presented by Chuck Goodrich, ABC’s
National Chairman and Mike Bellaman, President of ABC.normal">normal"> normal">Hutchinson handled all of Edison’s overall energy
needs for its newly relocated 115,000 sq. foot facility in Pennsauken including
lighting and HVAC.
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Edison, a family-owned and operated company, represents well-known big brand
businesses in a variety of industries, including big box retailers across the
nation. In 2015, the business acquired Compass, a display company in Georgia,
and in 2016 formed Edison Solutions, LLC.
Litho had business locations in Moonachie, NJ and Kennesaw, Ga. and with
strong urging from the state of New Jersey and the right incentive package, the
choice was crystal clear to remain in the Garden State.
Once Edison Solutions received Board approval by the New
Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) for Grow New Jersey tax credits,
things moved quickly.
“As soon as Edison Solutions received the green light of
approval from the EDA Board, we jumped on the opportunity and knew we wanted to
stay in New Jersey,” says Kevin Neureuter, CEO, Edison Solutions.
In addition to the Grow NJ tax credits, Edison Solutions
also leveraged EDA financing programs, including loans and tax-exempt bonds.
As part of its big move, Hutchinson handled all of Edison’s
overall energy needs, including lighting and HVAC.
“Hutchinson was a great fit – they are large enough to take
on a big job like this, are knowledgeable about the services I needed and
handled every aspect of the HVAC and lighting upgrades and installation every
step of the way,” says Kevin.
Edison Solutions closed its Georgia location and combined
this location’s services along with finishing and digital services from its
North Jersey location into a single facility in Pennsauken.
Edison purchased the building in late December 2016 and needed to be up and
running in the Pennsauken location by April 1, 2017. When Hutchinson came into
the picture, the building was vacant and previously used as office space so a
complete retrofit was required to turn the facility into a manufacturing site.
“It was definitely crunch time!” says Pete Hatton, director
of commercial services, Hutchinson, “but we put a solid team into place and
forged ahead to meet Edison’s deadline.”
Hutchinson conducted an energy assessment and determined
that Edison Solutions needed a complete overhaul of its 30+ year-old HVAC
systems and outdated, 30-40 year-old T-12 metal halide production area
lighting. Most of building’s existing
systems were inoperable. So, timing was of essence to complete load
calculation, design build and provide a turn-key design build solution in an
Yet, another challenge was retrofitting an everchanging
facility. “It wasn’t cut and dry. Our plans changed regularly based on a host
of factors but Hutchinson was able to adjust as needed to work within our
erratic schedule,” continues Kevin.
– on time and on budget
The Hutchinson team upgraded lighting to linear LED fixtures
for the production area and retrofitted LED fixtures for the office area, in
compliance with minimum Silver Leed certification.
The newly installed HVAC systems are all high efficient
package gas rooftop systems equipped with dual enthalpy economizers. For added
peace of mind and efficiency, Hutchinson also provided a Wi-Fi controlled
solution for in which schedules and temperatures can be adjusted remotely
throughout the facility.
The energy efficiency upgrades are already demonstrating a
cost savings. Even though Edison added air conditioning to this facility, they
are still priced under what they were paying in the two other facilities (gas
and electric) combined.
“Our challenge as a company to relocate our business from
North Jersey to Pennsauken was a very difficult task in many ways. Hutchinson was instrumental in making the
transition into our new home in a timely and efficient manner,” says Kevin.
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